April 28, 2006


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McGAVERN, Sanford A., Jr., 92, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, April 2. Father of Jane Cashen and Mary Sockrider. Grandfather of five.

McMULLIN, Jay Michael, 50, St. Jude, Indianapolis, March 26. Husband of Sheila McMullin. Father of Heather McMullin and Keith Keller.

MILLER, Joyce E., 29, St. Monica, Indianapolis, Feb. 28. Daughter of Howard and Rachel (Cody) Miller. Granddaughter of Cecil Miller and Bettie Mae Cody. Sister of Howard and John Miller.

MOAKLER, Raymond B., 75, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville, March 26. Husband of Carolyn Moakler. Father of Lynne Evanczyk, Rayetta Graff and Raymond Joseph Moakler. Brother of Rosemary Schnell, Edward and Kenneth Moakler. Grandfather of five.

MOORE, James E., Jr., 52, St. Joseph, Indianapolis, April 3. Husband of Beverly Moore. Son of Phyllis Moore. Father of Donna Harlow, Kathleen Smith and James Moore III. Brother of John Moore. Grandfather of four.

MULLINS, Bettie J., 96, St. Mary, Rushville, April 1. Mother of Carol Matern and Susan Mullins. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of five.

NEVILLE, Harold E., 68, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, March 11. Husband of Anne (Rosendall) Neville. Father of Julie Larsh, Gregory and Mark Neville. Brother of Doris Burke, Katherine Emler, Ruth Konrad and Florence Weddle. Grandfather of four.

NORDHOFF, Albert, 73, St. Michael, Bradford, March 13. Brother of Mary Ann Savage, Charles, Dennis, Edward, Gerald, Paul and Ralph Nordhoff.

NORTHCUTT, Marvin James, 84, St. Roch, Indianapolis, April 5. Father of Debra Fabbert, Donna Lewis, Maureen Madden, Dora Trittipo, Sheila, James and Timothy Northcutt. Brother of Charles Northcutt. Grandfather of 17. Great-grandfather of seven.

NOVOTNEY, Donna Jean (Berger), 50, St. Barnabas, Indianapolis, April 1. Wife of Marc Novotney. Mother of Ashley, Christopher, Devon and Jeremy Novotney. Daughter of Mary Jane (Mennell) Berger. Sister of Darlene, Debbie, Diane, Jeanette, Charles Jr. and John Novotney.

O’CONNOR, Virginia, 88, Our Lady of Lourdes, Indianapolis, April 1.

PEREZ, George, III, infant, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, March 28. Son of George Perez Jr. and Nichole Lister.

PICKERING, Virginia V. Dominick, 88, St. Margaret Mary, Terre Haute, April 5. Mother of Dr. Andrew and James Pickering. Sister of Amelia Frost, Phyllis Guenther and Madelyn Nowinski. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of eight.

POPEJOY, Garnet H., 94, St. Mary, Greensburg, March 6. Wife of Elmer Popejoy. Mother of Susan Corbin, Cynthia Scott and Daniel Popejoy. Grandmother of eight. Great-grandmother of seven. Great-great-grandmother of one.

RALSTON, Kenneth, 82, Prince of Peace, Madison, April 4. Husband of Bette Ralson. Father of James and Jerry Ralston. Grandfather of three.

REED, Jennifer G., 19, Our Lady of the Greenwood, Greenwood, March 8. Daughter of William and Jacqueline (Bombase) Reed. Sister of Stephanie, Justin and Ryon Reed.

ROY, Marjorie Frances, 81, Our Lady of the Greenwood, Greenwood, March 25. Mother of Judith Adams, Marie Dole, Linda Olson, Anne Potvin, Raymond Roy and Robert West Jr. Sister of Rosemary Compton, Marian Hasse, Patricia Leffler and Phillip Gallagher. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of 15.

SCHNAPP, John P., 65, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, Feb. 27. Husband of Linda (Millspaugh) Schnapp. Father of Jennifer Crim, Amy Brunnemer and Melissa Huemmer. Brother of Alfred Schnapp. Grandfather of nine.

SCHNIPPEL, Helen Louise (Soland), 93, St. Roch, Indianapolis, March 9. Mother of Beverly Goebel, Mary Lou Junker, Geraldine Niccum and Ernest Schnippel. Grandmother of 19. Great-grandmother of 27.

SENFT, Wilbur J., 78, St. Mary, Greensburg, March 6. Husband of Roselyn Senft. Father of Kate Kramer, Marsha Richards and Michael Senft. Brother of Bertha Creinhop and Dorothy Fullenkamp. Grandfather of six.

SPYCHALSKI, James A., Sr., 87, St. Michael, Indianapolis, March 28. Father of JoAnn Shonk and James Spychalski Jr. Grandfather of three.

STAGG, Margaret F., 98, Our Lady of Lourdes, Indianapolis, March 21.

STEPH, Russell A., 81, St. Bernard, Frenchtown, April 1. Husband of Gladys Steph. Father of Mary Morgan, Carol Terrell and Betty Williams. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of 10.

TARQUINIO, Quin, 90, St. Mary, Richmond, March 19. Husband of Vi Tarquinio. Father of Niki Tarquinio-Phenis. Grandfather of three.

TAYLOR, Madeline, 76, Prince of Peace, Madison, April 6. Wife of Graham Taylor Jr. Mother of Carol Taylor. Sister of Margaret Auld.

THARPE, Virginia Kilfoil, 87, St. Luke, Indianapolis, April 6. Aunt of several.

TIMBERMAN, Catherine Pearl, 78, St. Mark, Indianapolis, March 22. Sister of Dorothy Bush and Mary Gantenbein. Aunt of several.

THOMAN, Frederick J., 87, St. Mary, Rushville, March 6. Father of Rita Anderson, Ellen Greet, Carolyn Karns, Gail Pappas, Joanie Saba, Patricia Werle, Doris, Jane, Edward, Frederick, John, Robert and Stephen Thoman. Brother of Rita England, Dolores Hartman, Rosemary Schroeder and Sister Mary Cora Thomas. Grandfather of 26. Great-grandfather of seven.

TORRES, Jose, 83, St. Bartholomew, Columbus, March 14. Father of Carmen Retrum, Jose and Juan Torres. Grandfather of seven.

TREDWAY, Donald, 82, St. Roch, Indianapolis, Feb. 23. Uncle of one.

WAIZ, Isabel F., 74, St. Joseph, Sellersburg, March 16. Wife of Joseph Waiz. Mother of Melissa Hayes, Nancy Holiday, Karen Payne and Margaret Ray. Sister of Margaret Schroeder and Joan Whitt. Grandmother of nine.

WANDRIE, Maria T., 82, Christ the King, Indianapolis, March 3. Wife of Marvin Wandrie. Mother of Linda Middleton and Joane Overbeck. Sister of Anna LaBella. Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of seven.

WARNER, Marilyn June, 65, St. Gabriel, Connersville, April 7. Mother of Mary Johnson, Sylena Taylor, Monty Wagner, Clifford and Michael Warner. Sister of Irene Sudler, Joan and Winnie Patterson. Grandmother of 12. Great-grandmother of 10.

WENNING, Dorothea M., 91, St. Maurice, St. Maurice, March 25. Sister of Albin Wenning.

WHITTEN, C. Jane (Queisser), 75, Christ the King, Indianapolis, March 27. Mother of Kathy Moore, B. Jill, Terry and William Whitten Jr. Sister of Linda Thomas, Elizabeth Ward and David Queisser. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of six.

WILLIS, Marie Haller Bruner, 99, St. Roch, Indianapolis, April 4. Mother of Barbara Bruner-Chaney. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of 22. Great-grandmother of nine.

WISE, Timothy, 55, St. Mary, Richmond, March 23. Husband of Gail Wise. Father of Natalie Hatton and Melissa Wise. Brother of Cindi Dante, Barney and Perry Wise. Grandfather of one.

Providence Sisters Gertrude Rita Garvey and Rose Marie Garvey were teachers who died a day apart in March

Two Sisters of Providence who were biological sisters died a day apart in March.

Providence Sister Gertrude Therese Garvey died on March 15 at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. She was 84.

Providence Sister Rose Marie Garvey died on March 16 at Mother Theodore Hall at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. She was 87.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated for both sisters on March 22 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception at the motherhouse. Burial followed at the sisters’ cemetery.

The former Gertrude Rita Garvey was born on March 27, 1921, in Chicago.

She entered the congregation of the Sisters of Providence on Feb. 2, 1941, professed first vows on Aug. 15, 1943, and professed final vows on Jan. 23, 1949.

Sister Gertrude Therese taught music for 27 years at schools staffed by the Sisters of Providence in Indiana, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland and the District of Columbia.

During 65 years of ministry, she also served as a pastoral associate for 11 years, including six years at St. Malachy Parish in Brownsburg from 1983-89.

In the archdiocese, Sister Gertrude Therese taught at St. Philip Neri School in Indianapolis from 1943-44 and the former St. Joseph School in Indianapolis in 1948.

She also ministered at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College from 1971-78 and served at the St. Ann Clinic in Terre Haute from 1997-2001. She returned to the motherhouse in 2002 and participated in a ministry of prayer with the senior sisters.

The former Mary Bridget Garvey was born on June 9, 1918, in Chicago.

She entered the congregation of the Sisters of Providence on July 22, 1937, professed first vows on Jan. 23, 1940, and professed final vows on Aug. 15, 1945.

During 68 years as a Sister of Providence, Sister Rose Marie taught art at schools staffed by the sisters in Indiana, Illinois and Massachusetts, then served as a psychologist in Indianapolis, Franklin and Vincennes, Ind.

In the archdiocese, she taught at the former St. Agnes Academy in Indianapolis from 1945-49, Sacred Heart School in Terre Haute from 1949-51 and the former Ladywood Academy in Indianapolis from 1966-69.

She also ministered as a psychologist at the Midtown Mental Health Center and Wishard Memorial Hospital, both in Indianapolis, from 1987-90, and the Franklin Mental Health Center in Franklin from 1991-92.

Sister Rose Marie also served as curator of art at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods from 1992-2001. In 2001, she began her ministry of prayer with the senior sisters at the motherhouse.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876. †


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